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Images - Children

You will almost certainly have a policy framework for safeguarding provided by your national/regional denominational (or other) affiliation, and depending on your denomination, that will either be your literal church policy, or the basis for it.

It will very probably include something about using images of children on church websites. If that doesn't help, guidelines/policy need to be drawn up and agreed to cover this sensitive issue. If you don't currently have anything, search for 'safeguarding' on denominational websites and/or look at (...)

You should exercise care, caution and sensitivity about this, but there is no need to overreact and ban the use of photos of children altogether. Some widely publicised extreme viewpoints and a general fear of paedophiles have caused some confusion about this. There is no reason why you shouldn't include, for example, pictures of groups of children enjoying church activities on your website, but...

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Last updated: April 2017
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